Opera is expanding the list of supported devices for its crypto browser with the latest update, bringing the product to iOS devices. The so-called Opera Crypto Browser is basically an ordinary web browser, but with support for Web3-related features (e.g. decentralized apps, crypto, and so on).

Opera crypto browser on iOS. Source: blogs.opera.com
Opera crypto browser on iOS. Source: blogs.opera.com

The iOS version currently supports only Ethereum, Polygon, and Celo blockchains, with more integrations coming soon. Besides blockchains, the browser also has a built-in wallet that allows users to buy crypto with fiat, as well as send, receive and swap tokens of supported blockchains.

Opera also added support for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but only those minted on Ethereum so far. Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera, claims the idea was to "simplify the Web3 user experience that has often been bewildering for mainstream users."

Opera believes Web3 has to be easy to use in order to reach its full potential and a mass adoption.

The crypto browser also includes its own cryptocurrency mining protection, blocking any cryptojacking scripts that could compromise iOS devices. In addition to iOS, Opera's crypto browser is also available on Windows, macOS, and Android devices.

Opera isn't the first browser developer aimed at Web3 adoption. There's also another web browser with a focus on cryptocurrencies called Brave, built atop Chromium. However, unlike Opera, Brave's iOS version doesn't support NFTs and the browser itself has already become controversial over its efforts to capitalize on users by adding affiliate links without their consent.

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